Tent City, U.S.A.

04/16/2019

 

There’s been a lot of angst generated by a new breed of politician in Washington. They’re making a lot of noise and getting a lot of attention for their far-left agenda. It’s called socialism.

Some Americans decry the new ideology and some are just aching to implement it.  Unbeknownst to many, however, we actually have had socialism right here in America for many years.  It’s already an institution in places like New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles; in some cases for many years.  This from an article in the National Economist, “Look at California: fifty years ago the Golden State was home to America’s largest and most affluent middle class.  It was a beacon on a hill, the apotheosis of the American dream.  Now it is dystopia. One-in-five Californians live below the poverty line.  It is ‘home’ to one quarter of America’s homeless population.  California’s income inequality is worse than Mexico’s.”

The problem is that in those cities socialism is an abject failure. High taxes, high cost of housing and low job opportunity.  The new minimum wage law is hitting small businesses very hard.  Some are closing as a result of the high cost of wages. There’s one other thing that New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles all have in common – they are all in financial ruin from socialist policies.  As a result, people are exiting out of these cities in large numbers. Socialism may be a paradise, ideologically speaking, but it’s a disaster in the real world, what with tent cities sprouting up seemingly everywhere.  Even socialist diva Cher acknowledged as much on Twitter saying, “I understand helping struggling immigrants, but my city (Los Angeles) isn’t taking care of its own. What about the 50,000+ citizens who live on the streets. Ppl who live below the poverty line & hungry? If my state can’t take care of Its own (many are vets), how can it take care of more?”

However, in politics, the real world is rarely, if ever, talked about. Only what they, the politicians, can do for you, the voter. The political campaigns are already promising a cornucopia of free stuff including free college education and free healthcare for all.  New social programs are supposedly no problem, just raise taxes… and then watch as consumer spending tanks and takes the economy with it.

Raising taxes on just the rich is a pipedream. It’s simply a political slogan to distract the voter from what will be coming – the unavoidably large tax increases on everyone. Tax corporations. Okay, but there’s a limit to that too.  Unfortunately, lower corporate profits will only exacerbate what is already a looming crisis in underfunded pension plans, which will result in the government having to increase government social programs further. Bailing out the too big to fail banks will be child’s play compared to this. By the way, lower profits for corporations also can dramatically affect people’s 401k investments, but no one hardly seems to mention that.  Besides, the drop in birth rates has resulted in the nation going from Baby Boom to Baby Bust. As a result, future taxation increases will not be sustainable in any event.

Never mind that the American Dream is now beyond the reach of most Americans. Let’s just keep piling it on by spending on illegal immigrants because this new brand of progressive socialism demands it. They will get free education and healthcare too, even if our veterans won’t. According to a 2017 report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, illegal aliens cost American taxpayers $135 billion annually.  As for the homeless, forget about them because in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles they already have.  Even with their high taxes, these cities have been unable to provide for even the basic needs of its homeless due, in part, to the aforementioned cost of illegal immigration.  Welcome to Tent City, U.S.A.

 

“The goal of socialism is communism.”  – Vladimir Lenin

 

P.S. Is it any wonder that a former advocate of communism, Bernie Sanders, is now running as a socialist?  Bernie should actually be thankful for capitalism having made him a millionaire.

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People either ask the big question or think that they already have the answer to the big question. Some don’t even care.  They’ve already taken the red pill. For them, there is no escaping from the matrix.  This is written for those of you who are still seeking, still curious and haven’t yet signed up for the ideology du jour.  It’s not the whole truth but it’s probably a whole lot closer to the truth than wherever you’re at now.

First, a description of the universe is probably in order.  For those of you who are obsessed over whether the earth is flat or a globe, it’s neither.  It’s actually holographic. Nothing is solid.  If you don’t believe me, go ask any quantum physicist.  The universe, and everything in it, is actually electromagnetic energy.  Reality (the physical universe) is an illusion, just as Einstein stated.

The universe had a beginning and will probably have an end.  However, what is the end of one universe, is simply the beginning of another. It’s part of the eternal circle of life since creation is eternal, at least as far as it is known.  Some things will forever be beyond our level of knowing.  For example, you could never understand eternity unless you were eternal yourself.

The universe isn’t all that there is.  Creation dwarfs the universe. There is no way of expressing an understanding about the universe without first knowing something about creation. Creation is one giant unified field of electromagnetic energy.  In that field, everything is connected with everything else. Thus, the expression that we are all one.  Anything which occurs within the field is known everywhere else in the field at the same time, although the concept of time is irrelevant except for allowing the observation of creation.

Man is but one of many intelligent life forms in creation.  Some of these life forms are physical and some are not depending on the rate of vibration of their electromagnetic energy.  The vibration rate will also determine the dimensional level that the life form exists in since creation could be thought of as being many-layered.  That is, think of a far more complicated version of a three-dimensional chess board.

Our place in the universe is one of connected parts of a whole. The universe is a giant broadcaster/receiver (it’s an electric universe), and by extension, therefore, so are we. Radio stations broadcast out their programs into the space around us, and through us, and, as you know, we receive those broadcasts with something called a radio. As a receiver, think of yourself also as a radio which has the capability to tune in to the broadcasts of the universe which are all around us. By so doing, you can receive information which would otherwise be completely unknown to you. I call it “instantaneous knowing.” You can literally eavesdrop on the universal mind.

All of this explanation about creation without ever having to use the word God even once. As for the really big question, I will defer that question to greater minds than mine.

 

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together.”   – Max Planck, physicist

 

 

 

 

Most everyone believes that American politics is dirty.  Public opinion polls say so. However, I rarely hear a discussion of why it is the way it is. How did we get here?

You know the expression “follow the money?” Well, in this case it’s all you need to know. The money in question is the bribes going from the 1% and foreign governments to our corrupt politicians in Washington.  And let’s not leave out the mainstream media either.  They both have sold out American interests to the highest bidders, be they Russian, Chinese or Deep State. Washington is literally swarming with lobbyists whose sole job it is to bribe American officials.

The American government, itself, has become a cesspool due to the corrupt culture. What it proves once again is the golden rule.  That is, he with the most gold rules.  Forget for a moment who you think are the good guys and who you think are the bad guys. Besides, there are no good guys. Once we allow the politicians to dictate to us, the citizens, what is politically correct, then we are lost.

There has to be some rules so that the Republic will survive despite the corruption. We have to insist on the Rule of Law and we have to insist that our politicians honor the Constitution. Those are the things that make us special as a nation, despite what some people would have you believe. Without those things, we’re just another flavor of a banana republic.

The government is not there to protect the citizens, it’s there to promote their own agenda, and to personally profit from it. They pander to the public to simply get their votes so that they can install their own version of totalitarianism.  They have catchy slogans like “Hope and Change” and “Make America Great Again” but they don’t even believe their own ideology.  It’s all a con: “Read my lips. No new taxes.”

The civil war that rages in Washington is like a war between two Mafia families and they don’t care who gets hurt. I believe the comment was, “9/11 Was Just An Event Where Some People Did Something.” Besides, “What difference… does it make?” if you get my drift.

We’ve come to the point where some people think that it is somehow okay to try to overthrow a duly elected president.  Guess what? Regardless of the outcome, we all lose. People have short memories.  They’ve already forgotten JFK, RFK and Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”  – George Orwell

 

So, Julian Assange has finally been removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to be extradited to the U. S. (possibly).

Backstory

If you remember, certain US intelligence agencies concluded (albeit with insufficient evidence) that Russia hacked the email servers of senior Democrats as part of an operation to damage Clinton’s campaign and help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Then, the Russians allegedly gave some of the emails to WikiLeaks.  WikiLeaks, of course, would go on to publish the emails of the DNC and officials in Hillary Clinton’s election campaign, including how Clinton sabotaged the Bernie Sanders nomination, without ever admitting where they got the emails from.

However, here’s what they are not telling you:

The real story

What no one talks about is that Robert Mueller never interviewed Julian Assange to verify the story about where WikiLeaks got the hacked emails from. Never mind that Assange potentially might have had other damaging revelations to make about the 2016 presidential election and other related matters. If Mueller had interviewed Assange, it’s very likely that he would have told him that the WikiLeaks files came from one Seth Rich, who worked for the DNC. Of course, there’s a good reason that Mueller never interviewed Assange in the first place. That is, Mueller already knew that! Further, that if Assange were to have told Mueller on the record about the true source of the hacked emails, Mueller’s investigation would probably have ended right then and there.

But, it gets better. It was Seth Rich who mysteriously was murdered a few days after the DNC emails were hacked, a murder case that remains unsolved to this day. In reality, the murder of Seth Rich was never investigated seriously. You see, insiders already knew who killed Seth Rich and why, and a full investigation of his murder would have only led to unholy places (and to the end of the Mueller probe).

As for the intelligence agencies, there will eventually be an accounting for their part in how this narrative all got started.  You see, no one actually ever checked the DNC servers to see how they were hacked.  If they had, they would have known that there was no way that the servers were hacked from the outside (by the Russians or anyone else for that matter).  it was strictly an inside job. But, of course, they already knew that didn’t they?

The rest of the story

So, now that Assange will probably be remanded into U.S. custody, some people in the media are saying that this is a violation of freedom of the press. These same people feel that it is okay for government officials to leak classified information to the press and for the press to publish it. Apparently, that’s the new gold standard for freedom of the press and why it was okay for James Comey, for example, to leak highly sensitive information to the media. It’s simply a great rationalization for breaking the law.

However, these points are moot because the “arrest” of Assange is a ruse. It’s simply a cover for putting him in protective custody as Assange is surely going to be a witness against Deep State actors, like John Podesta for example.  Payback is a bitch and Assange is truly a dangerous man, at least to some.  Therefore, it’s only a matter of time before the next shoe drops.

 

“I’m definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it.” – John Podesta, WikiLeaks/Podesta emails

 

Dumb and Dumber

04/12/2019

 

So, the latest report card is out for the world’s IQ. The human race is getting dumber, with an average IQ of just 82. No surprise, Asian countries took the top three spots after which the top half was mostly from developed countries and the bottom half from third-world countries. Here’s the real shocker, though.  Some experts are predicting that world IQ will go down in the future. How dumb can we get?

The backdrop to man’s intelligence is this.  The human race was smarter back in Victorian times and they were significantly smarter during the Greek Civilization (e.g. Archimedes, Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle and Socrates). Two thousand years before the Greeks, the Sumerians were even smarter yet (by far). The all-pervading question, then, is this: How could we possibly be getting dumber, especially when environmental conditions have improved. The answer might surprise you.

A genetic study by the Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, has found that man mated with an unknown species. Homo sapiens, then, did not evolve directly from “First Man.” There was a detour that vastly reshaped his evolution. We mixed with a vastly superior race.  We got dramatically smarter, at least some of us did.

Genetics is a funny thing, though. Two of the most important elements in evolution has to do with relative numbers of people with a certain genetic trait and whether that trait is dominant or recessive. So, if a fairly large number of people in one region of the world received a recessive gene what would happen? In that region, the gene would flourish unless there was a mixing with people with a dominant gene trait.  Over time, however, it would be most likely that the dominant gene trait would survive and the recessive gene trait would not.

So, during the time of the Sumerian Civilization, the Sumerians were a lot smarter than people throughout the world. They were geniuses by comparison.  However, the Sumerian Civilization, relatively speaking, was small in numbers.  Their recessive genes got “diluted” as they mixed with people from other civilizations. They passed their genes on to the Greeks, who were not as bright as the Sumerians.  The Greeks, in turn, passed their genes on to the Romans and then to the Europeans and eventually on to America.  While Americans are frequently of Sumerian heritage, we hardly resemble them, and certainly are not as smart as them…and we’re getting dumber.

All along the way, the gene for intelligence has been overwhelmed by a mixing with large numbers of people who had genes that produced a lower IQ. Eventually, man’s IQ will stabilize, but not before his IQ drops back to almost the level it was at before the Sumerian Civilization (and the great spike in man’s intelligence).

 

“With stunning abruptness… there appears in this little Sumerian mud garden… the whole cultural syndrome that has since constituted the germinal unit of all the high civilizations of the world.”  – Joseph Campbell 

 

 

“The far Left has totally hijacked the Democratic Party. The socialist message will resonate with some naïve, far-Left voters, many of whom are economically ignorant. A big part of this problem is that colleges today are more interested in teaching kids how to become professional protesters than they are teaching them anything about economics or finance.”  – Kristin Tate

When I posted recently about the Late, Great Democratic Party, I got very mixed feedback.  Some felt, like I do, that the Democratic Party has changed from what it used to be and some felt totally the opposite, that it’s much ado about nothing. So, I felt it was worth another comment or two.

I grew up in Chicago in an age when the Daley Machine ran Chicago. Virtually everyone was a Democrat in those days.  Of course, Chicago consisted mostly of lower-middle class neighborhoods and workers were typically unionized; very religious people generally, including a lot of Catholics (the Irish and Italians e.g.). The Democratic Party stood for something back then. It represented the average man on the street who was just getting by on measly wages.  In those days, our family didn’t have a car, a TV or a refrigerator.  Yeh, I know, I’m probably dating myself.

Fast forward to the 2016 presidential election. Clinton lost the election because she lost the Democratic strongholds of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (the Blue Wall). In short, she lost because the Democratic Party had made a decision to shift its political ideology away from the working class to the rich.  As an article from Mother Jones put it, “Organized labor has become a shell of its former self, and the working class doesn’t have any institutional muscle in Washington. As a result, the Democratic Party no longer has much real connection to moderate-income voters.” Of course, the Republican Party caters to the rich as well.  Is it no wonder, then, that with both political parties deferring to the rich that the income inequality gap between the wealthy and everyone else has spiraled out of control.

So, where does that leave us today? Well, the Democratic Party has morphed into a party mainly consisting of bi-coastal elites and the poor.  Of course, the Democratic Party doesn’t truly represent the poor, they just pander to them in order in order to get their votes.  The latest tactic is the hard left move towards socialism which is basically a political ideology where the rich control the masses by getting the support of the poor because of the cradle-to-grave government programs (Cuba and Venezuela, for example).  Of course, the objective in socialism is to keep everyone poor and uneducated just as the Democratic Party has done to African-Americans for the last 60 years.

The Democratic Party, at least as I knew it, is dead. It died when it stopped representing the working class.  That’s the real reason why we have a Trump presidency, as Trump appealed to disaffected voters everywhere (MAGA).  Now that African-Americans and Hispanics are waking up politically, it’s going to be awfully hard to put the genie back in the bottle. Mayor Daley must be rolling over in his grave.

 

It seems like no matter how much evidence is out there that increased totalitarianism doesn’t help in the labor market, the masses cannot possibly be bothered to do anything else but beg the government to write laws for their own salvation.  We live in a nation full of bleating sheep.” – Mac Slavo (at SHTF)

Well, at least there’s one other person who believes that government intervention in the free market system is a disaster.  Thank you Mac Slavo.

Economists pretty much agree that the increase in the minimum wage is a disaster for American business. According to Slavo, the American Action Forum has calculated that increases in minimum wages will cost the nation 261,000 jobs. However, that didn’t stop the government from trying to dictate to the business world how much they should pay their employees.

Yet, some people still want more totalitarianism in government.  That’s painfully obvious with the election to Congress of people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and the front-runner status of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party nomination for president in the 2020 election. These same people really want socialism, some even support communism.

AOC tweeted this out the other day: “The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times.” Problem is: she never mentioned that the restaurant was closing because it couldn’t afford the increase in minimum wages, increases that she strongly supported. This on the heels of the Amazon headquarters debacle in AOC’s home district. Some politicians never learn. They are so in love with their ideology that they really don’t care who might get hurt, even their own constituents.

Here in California, state income taxes and housing prices are totally out of control.  As a result, the middle class has been all but destroyed.  Tents cities are springing up everywhere.  Welcome to the new America…and don’t forget to thank your congressperson.

 

 

Change in science quite often takes place very slowly. Discoveries are shared with other scientists but the research that the other scientists have been working on for years continues.  It goes on because it has to. That is, because it’s already funded.

It sometimes takes many years before new discoveries are actually reflected in the thinking of the day. “Spooky action,” or non-local phenomena as it is sometimes referred to, is one of those discoveries that will no doubt take years before it’s incorporated in what science chooses to seriously research.

Spooky action proves that there is cause and effect in the universe, as if that was ever in doubt. It also shows that the universe operates intelligently. As astrophysicist Martin Rees stated, the universe is self-aware since it can ponder it’s own existence. So, what we have is an intelligent, self-aware universe that produces spooky action.  Now, that’s downright spooky.

 

Epilogue

The zero point field and discoveries in the field of genetics, especially that of Pjotr Garjajev on DNA, have also not received wide recognition. The reason is obvious, as they would obviate ongoing research projects. Spooky action, the zero point field and genetic research would literally turn scientific theory on its collective head resulting in a major revolution in science. However, some scientists, and politicians, have an interest in maintaining the status quo in science. These new discoveries, therefore, are secrets that the average person was not supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

 

“What has happened is that genetics has become a branch of information technology. It is pure information. It’s digital information. It’s precisely the kind of information that can be translated digit for digit, byte for byte, into any other kind of information and translated back again. This is a major revolution. I suppose it’s probably ‘the’ major revolution in the whole history of our understanding of ourselves.”  

      – Richard Dawkins

 

Physicists realize that when you split the atom into smaller and smaller pieces, eventually the atoms lack solidarity altogether.  The atoms dissolve into fields of energy. As a result, Nobel Prize winning physicist Louis de Broglie stated that matter arises from electromagnetic fields of energy. It’s fair to say, then, that matter is simply a physical representation of energy fields in our visible, three-dimensional universe.

One way of looking at the universe is that it is nothing more than the amalgamation of the periodic table of elements, basically matter and gases. These elements are not the building blocks of the universe because they, themselves, break down into energy fields.  Even if you believed that consciousness emerges from matter, the basic building block of the atom is an energy field. In that event, the source of consciousness is an energy field.

So, what is the universe, then, and how can we best describe it?  Well, the concept of an energy field is a rather amorphous one.  When it’s faced with this type of dead-end, science simply refers to it as dark matter or dark energy. That is, all the stuff in the universe that they haven’t found yet (by some estimates 85% of the universe), but if they had found it would explain “creation.”

Note:  See the problem? The stuff that created the universe has never been found.  It’s not in the matter and gases that have been observed in the physical universe.

As for the mind, the mind, like dark energy, has never been found by science.  It apparently does not reside in the brain.  What we can hypothesize about both the mind and dark energy is that they must be either invisible (and undetectable) or lie outside of the universe.

This ties in to the “spooky action” problem in science.  That’s where particles are aware of the actions of other particles which lie completely across the universe with no contact of any kind. This has been proven over and over again by experiment without a scientific explanation of any kind. However, what if the universe is one giant, unified field of energy or that all particles were connected to such a field of energy that lied outside of the universe. That could easily explain spooky action.

Something akin to that has already been discovered by Russian molecular biologist Pjotr Gariaiev who worked on The Human Genome Project. What he found is a process by which our DNA functions similarly to a biological internet.  The actual communication process involves an energy field that all life exists in, an energy field that connects all living cells through what’s referred to as a non-local area phenomena; that is, outside of space and time.

Quantum physics has discovered the existence of something that is generally referred to as the Zero Point Field. It is an all-pervasive sea of quantum energy in the universe. It is characterized by virtual particles which mysteriously appear and disappear out of nowhere, all within a fraction of a second. It is one of the reasons why physicist David Bohm believes that a quantum field is the true source of our reality, a quantum field which is projected from another realm that is beyond space and time.

What we have is a lot of questions and a lot of theories based on a lot of assumptions. Epicurus must be turning over in his grave. In the end, science will be faced with the proposition that the answers to their big questions all lie beyond space and time. It appears that we never meant to understand the mysteries of the universe. Albert Einstein even said as much.

 

“I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.”   – Max Planck, physicist

 

 

The Russians are like everyone else, especially any foreign power.  They’ll collude with anyone if it’s in their best interest. Lord Palmerston was famously quoted as saying, “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.”

So, when Bill Clinton was president, the Russians colluded with him.   Everyone who was in the know knew that.  Lots of money changed hands; uranium too. Obama, you bet. Trump, no doubt. Different faces, different presidents – same result.

With regards to the 2016 presidential election, the Russians were trying to play their dirty tricks as usual. That’s what intelligence agencies do. The CIA, the Mossad and MI6. Every one of them have their hands dirty. As for the Russians, they were playing both sides of the fence. Why?  Because it was in their best interest to do so. Thank you Lord Palmerston.

The U.S., in particular, doesn’t have clean hands either.  In recent years, we overthrew the constitutionally elected government of the Ukraine (2014) and unsuccessfully tried to keep Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel) from getting reelected.  Now we’re mucking around in Venezuela.

Here’s what you need to know, however, about the Russian collusion investigation. The primary collusion with respect to Russia and the 2016 presidential election was on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The other eye opener is that Russia was not even the main culprit. Britain was.

When I say Britain, I’m not talking about England, the country, I’m talking about the British Empire. The same ones that ruled much of the world from the 16thcentury to the 20thcentury. The thing is, they never really went away.  Well, the Empire’s physical control over countries disintegrated, but it was simply replaced by something far worse, a financial system that controls all the money (the City of London Corporation). This is what some attribute to what Mayer Rothschild was supposed to have said, “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.” Certainly, that would apply to this country because our nation’s money is printed by, and under the control of, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Reserve is a private corporation owned by foreign banks (in effect, the City of London Corporation).

So, what is it that the City of London Corporation wants?  Well, what does the 1% always want? They want control. Hillary Clinton would have given them that control as opposed to Donald Trump who is taking control of the Federal Reserve through the president’s executive branch power. When Trump got elected, the die was cast…and the British have been trying to get rid of him ever since, beginning with the Russiagate narrative which was no more than a MI6 propaganda campaign. The objective was to kill two birds with one stone.  That is, America and Russia, the two impediments to world control by the City of London Corporation. You were never supposed to hear about this story, a great game being played out on the chessboard of international politics… but of course, now you know.